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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    If you want something like a jodhpur, but not an actual jodhpur, then how about a Chelsea boot? Or for something more casual, a side zip?

    FWIW, I like chukkas a lot. I know that's not a really unique suggestion, but I do find them useful for really casual clothes and more "tailored" looks.
     
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    Ditto. All joking aside, my fall/winter boots for the Bay Area are Alden cordovan chukkas. I plan on getting Dainite or all-weater soles when they need resoling, to make them even more weather resistant. Rain can spot shell, but it's not likely to if it's well cared for, and the spots are entirely removable via boning and maintenance anyway. Shell is great for inclement weather, I think.
     
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    I guess I want a really "city" look versus "country"

    I have thought about Chelsea boots but am always afraid of the elastic gore overstretching.

    I already have a pair of brown suede Loake Kempton chukka shoes. I feel they are too country.

    After some orders come in I'll focus more on my fall-winter shoe. :nodding:

    FWIW it still gets pretty wet when it starts raining here. No snow, which is a relief.
     
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    @gettoasty maybe some of the meermin Group buys will strike your fancy?
     
  5. Brothersport

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    SWD guy here, looking for any tips on any affordable classic tux.

    I got a wedding to go to in about a month, and the real upper limit of my budget is about $700 or so. I'm just looking for something that fits a lot better than a men's wearhouse rental (honestly I'd buy a Uniqlo in a second if they had em).

    Any advice? I'd much appreciate it.
     
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    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Maybe SuitSupply?

    http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/tuxedo-black-plain/P1109AE.html?start=50&cgid=Suits
     
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    Wrong answer. Correct answer: one needs both the matching belt, AND the complementary belts. :)
     
  8. GusW

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    I like suede chukkas myself. If you treat them with silicon spray they are fairly water proof and good for Fall/Winter.
     
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    Suede is awesome, even waterlogged suede can be restored to beautiful condition.
     
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    Very true. I clean my suede shoes in the sink in the first place. Saphir makes a great waterproofing spray, too.
     
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    Question about flannel melange fabrics - is there any reason I might expect a brand name (like Minnis) flannel fabric to be any more durable than a no-name fabric of similar weight or will the main difference be that of comfort and drape?

    These are two of the fabrics I am considering (and I do realize that they aren't the same weight). My HY flannels blew out in the crotch after 2 years of seasonal wear and I'd like to invest in a nicer fabric unless they will expire just as quickly. Darn cyclist thighs.

    http://luxire.com/products/mid-grey-wool-flannel-100-wool
    http://luxire.com/products/minnis-flannel-mid-grey-plainflannel_0301
     
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    Sounds like you are wearing your pants too tight if your groin is rubbing a hole in the pants. Unless you mean you are riding a bicycle in flannel pants.
     
  13. GusW

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    ^^^Consider a heavier grey wool twill rather than a flannel if you want durability.
     
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    The abrasion is a combination of having larger thighs from cycling and that my hips are configured so that I naturally walk with my legs fairly close together. I probably also overdid it on the flannels... I wore them 1-2 times per week from Nov-April for two years. I'm not disappointed with how long they've lasted, but rather just wondering if it's worth the investment for a brand name fabric.
     
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    Yes, I've also considered this. Luxire does have some twill flannels (Dugdale, etc) which I've understood will last a bit longer... they just don't seem to have the visual depth that flannel melange has. I guess durability can really depend on the fabric and there probably isn't any reason to think a Minnis flannel melange will be significantly more durable.
     
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    Flannel will be a bit more dressy. Twill will be just a bit more casual. All of my bespoke winter weight wool pants are wool twill. I like how they look with chunky sweaters and more casual shoes as well as a brazer and nice oxfords.
     
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    Despite people's inclinations flannel isn't very durable at all. I kind of consider it the linen of winter wear. It sags and looks slouchy quickly, doesn't hold a good crease and wears out very fast.
     
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    No wonder there are so many dudes walking around in way-to-tight suits :)
     
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    Try converting your measurement from centimeters to inches.
     

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